SCICON counselor gets 5 years for child porn

Friday, June 17, 2011

The man arrested for storing child pornography on a computer at a kid's camp in the South Valley is headed to prison.

Matthew Jones was sentenced to five years in prison and 15 years probation.

Jones worked as a counselor at "SCICON" a popular camp above Springville in Tulare County. Thousands of middle school-age students attend the camp throughout the year. Jones was arrested back in February.

Deputies say employees at the camp noticed suspicious video files on a shared media network, and that led to the discovery of pornography.

Camp administrators say Jones led educational workshops and campfires for the kids but never spent any time alone with them.

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